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The Head of Steam, Cardiff

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18-19 Church Street
Cardiff
CF10 1BG
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Harvester (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Head of Steam

Usual HoS steampunk interior stylings, you’ve been in one you’ve been in them all it seems. Now when I saw there was a HoS here I was well-chuffed as Cardiff has long been a place where non-Brains cask ale goes to die. So what did we get on a weekday night with plenty of people in town? One cask - Camerons Sanctuary - which was warm and cloudy (NBSS 1). Taken back, exchanged (via the staff looking faintly annoyed that I had the temerity to leave my seat) for the Camerons Black Coral Stout on keg instead which smelt a bit metallic but tasted ok. Massive let down here, looks like Cardiff’s cask curse even extends to well-known quality beer chains as well. 4.5

On 4th July 2021 - rating: 4
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Aqualung . left this review about Head of Steam

This is a fairly new outlet that only seems to have opened weeks before my visit. Inside it's a decent size square room with an island bar and an assortment of seating. The ceiling looks unfinished and there is a wooden floor. The TVs were silent.
There are nine hand pumps with one unused and I noted the obligatory Camerons Strongarm, Abbeydale Absolution, Black Mass & Moonshine and Mallinson Ella. I went for the Black Mass (£4.60) which was in good nick albeit a bit on the expensive side.
This is a welcome addition to the centre of Cardiff and I would definitely return.

On 3rd December 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2143 recommendations about 2143 pubs]


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hondo . left this review about Harvester St John's

due to open autumn 2018

On 26th June 2018 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Cardiff Central, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Cardiff Queen Street, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Cathays, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Head of Steam, Cardiff
5th Jul 2021, 07:57
Web Link submitted by Quinno _ approved
 
4th Jul 2021, 21:49
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 November 2018 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 06 November 2018 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 November 2018 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 July 2021 by Quinno _
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